Airfix Model World


Your complete guide to the world of scale modelling.

The Official Airfix
Modelling Magazine

Welcome to Airfix Model World (AMW). We hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the contents, not just in terms of actual builds, but also the high-quality photography (all by contributors) and explanatory text. Both have been trademarks of this magazine since its inception, with the former crucial to creating an easily understandable article – after all, model-making is a visual hobby, so we have always strived to show readers just how the end result is achieved.

Airfix Model World Magazine Features

While we feature Airfix products in every issue, we also cover those from other major manufacturers, such as Eduard, Hasegawa, Revell, Special Hobby, IBG Models, Italeri, Tamiya and Kinetic, as well as those from limited-run and ‘cottage industry’ firms. It means we cover every genre of the hobby, from figures and aircraft to armour, maritime and sci-fi/real space, with the aim of providing the broadest selection of content.

Furthermore, AMW has strived to include informative history/background articles with certain build features, often providing a different take on an otherwise familiar topic. These are written by renowned historians or people involved intimately with a subject. If you are seeking something more in-depth, then we occasionally publish special supplements, dedicated sections or bookazines, which focus on either a theme or a newly-tooled kit, along with valuable reference material on the real subject where feasible. No other monthly scale modelling magazine offers this much variety and quality.

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Back Issues

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Airfix Model World September 2022

Presented in PDF format, the September 2022 issue of Airfix Model World (AMW142) includes an exclusive build of Airfix's 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer, ICM's new-tool 1/32 AH-1G Cobra, Aoshima's 1/24 Lamborghini Countach, the latest news, reviews and more!

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Airfix Model World August 2022

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Airfix Model World July 2022

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Latest articles from Airfix Model World

View the latest news and features from Airfix Model World Monthly magazine below.

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC Feature Premium

SUPERIOR MIRAGE: SPECIAL HOBBY’S NEW IIIC

Mike Williams

Mike Williams appraises Special Hobby's 1/72 new-tool Mirage IIIC by building an advance sample.

Mike Williams
HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II Feature Premium

HOWLING FIGHTER: BUILDING EDUARD’S 1/48 TEMPEST II

Jay Blakemore

Jay Blakemore is blown away by Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II, built from the firm's ProfiPACK boxing.

Jay Blakemore
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BASIC BUILD: Airfix’s Vickers Valiant kit

KEV BAXTER

Following the re-release of Airfix’s 1/72 scale Vickers Valiant, Kev Baxter finally finds a better home for one of his allegedly ill-gotten gains. Read the full build and discover how to make this stunning scale model.

KEV BAXTER
SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G Feature Premium

SEA SERPENT: BUILDING SPECIAL HOBBY’S AH-1G

Garry Tobiss

Garry Tobiss completes Special Hobby's new-tool 1/48 AH-1G gunship in smart Spanish navy colours.

Garry Tobiss
ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO BUILD Feature Premium

ONE-WAY TRIP: AIRFIX WESTLAND COMMANDO

The Westland Commando involved in a clandestine mission during 1982's Falklands conflict is replicated by Huw Morgan, by backdating Airfix's 1/72 HC.4.

ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE Feature Premium

ACES HIGH: BUILDING REVELL’S IRON MAIDEN SPITFIRE

Johan Augustsson

Revell has collaborated with world-famous heavy metal band Iron Maiden to produce a themed 1/32 'Aces High' Spitfire Mk.II with 'Eddie' figures. It's built here by Johan Augustsson.

Johan Augustsson

Win ICM’s all-new 1/48 Bristol Beaufort!

Three lucky AMW readers have the chance to win an ICM 1/48 1/48 Bristol Beaufort kit, with the first two prizes also receiving additional kits by this firm, for a total prize pot of more than £350, courtesy of ICM

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Airfix Model World January 2023

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SUPER SWEDE: PILOT REPLICAS’ NEW-TOOL SAAB SK 60A/B Feature Premium

SUPER SWEDE: PILOT REPLICAS’ NEW-TOOL SAAB SK 60A/B

Niklas Knutzén completes a pre-release example of Pilot Replicas’ brand-new 1/48 SAAB SK 60A/B, straight from the box.

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NEW TOOL: Eduard's 1/48 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat Full-Build

AMW's Mike Williams is thrilled to examine Eduard’s newly tooled 1/48 Grumman F4F Wildcat in its initial ProfiPACK Edition, adding the firm’s Brassin extras for added detail.

Magazine Contacts 

Editor

Stu Fone 

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Group Editor Modelling

Mike Wild

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